VETS KLEIN, MESSICK
MAKE MUTUAL PACT
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[ October 16th 2001 ]
VP Jennifer Klein and indie producer Kevin Messick
will join Paramount Pictures-based production
and financing shingle Mutual Film Co. as senior
production execs later this year.
Messick will be responsible for identifying and
securing projects for the company to produce and
finance, as well as for overseeing their development
and production. They will report to Mutual partners
Gary Levinsohn and Don Granger.
who helped launch Bay Films in 1996, most recently
served as associate producer on Pearl Harbor,
overseeing all aspects of production. She's also
developing the black comedy "The Gory Details"
for Disney and oversaw Bay Films' first foray
into television, the Fox one-hour drama Quantico.
She was a production associate on Bay's 1998 Armageddon.
to Bay Films, Klein worked in production at Columbia
Pictures, where she participated in such projects
as the Michael Bay-helmed Bad Boys. Messick, whose
producing credits include the Hughes brothers'
documentary American Pimp, is attached to produce
a number of projects, including "he Confessions
of William Henry Ireland at Miramax Films, My
Best Friend's Girlfriend at Fox Searchlight and
Avengelyne at New Line Cinema.
will segue to Mutual after his overall agreement
with Fox Television Pictures, where he has been
developing original movies and series, expires
at the end of the year. He has also held posts
as president of the Hughes brothers' Underworld
Entertainment at Universal Pictures and president
of Joel Schumacher Productions at Warner Bros.
has produced and co-financed projects such as
Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, Wonder Boys,
directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Michael
Douglas and A Simple Plan, directed by Sam Raimi
and starring Billy Bob Thornton.